Are We Really Ok with Not being Ok?

I have a problem with the term “mental health’’.

That the term “mental health’’, ever so subtly, insinuates that anxiety, grief, sadness, disappointment, are sicknesses. That the only emotions healthy to experience, are the “positive” ones.

We have a positivity culture that is relentless in its message. You are successful if you are happy. You are worthy if you get up as quickly as you fall.

This is also the message being sent through most of the mindset training out there. Think positive. Reframe your thinking so you…